The Jewish Studies Program and Fletcher Jones Chair in Literature and Writing are pleased to announce

 The Annual Fischmann Family Distinguished Lecture




It's a Scream How Levine Does the Rhumba:

The Other History of Jews in America


Featuring Josh Kun
Associate Professor of Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California


Join us for a multimedia exploration of the cultural and political relationships between U.S. Latinos and U.S. Jews through the sounds of popular music. Featuring both Jewish artists engaging with Latin music styles and Latino artists engaging with Jewish themes, topics, and audiences, the talk will follow the evolution of a musical relationship from early twentieth century novelty songs through 1970s salsa classics. 


Josh Kun is Associate Professor in the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California, where he directs The Popular Music Project of The Norman Lear Center. He is the Curator and Series Editor of "Mining the Library," a series of books and multi-media projects with the Library Foundation of Los Angeles based on the Special Collections of the Los Angeles Public Library. He is the author or editor of several books, including Audiotopia: Music, Race, and America and Songs in the Key of Los Angeles, and is currently completing The Ballad of Tijuana: Music Between Mexico and California (for UC Press). His journalism and criticism have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Proceso, Rolling Stone, SPIN, and many other publications, and as a curator, he has worked with The Getty Foundation, The Grammy Museum, The Autry National Center, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, and the Skirball Cultural Center. In 2005, he co-founded The Idelsohn Society for Musical Preservation, a non-profit record label and digital archive dedicated to excavating lost treasures of Jewish-American music.


With generous support from: College of Communication and Fine Arts; Creative Writing/Syntext Program, Dept. of English; Chicana/o Studies Department 



Tuesday, September 23, 2014

7:00 pm

Roski Dining Commons (West end of University Hall)

Loyola Marymount University
1 LMU Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Reception at 7:00 pm; program begins promptly at 8:00 pm.  Attendance is free but space is limited; RSVP required. 


Parking and directions:

For directions to campus, click here. Parking is available underneath University Hall, the first large building immediately to your right as you enter campus from Lincoln Boulevard, on levels P2 and P3.  Roski Dining Commons is located at the far west end of the ground floor of University Hall.  Please note that Loyola Marymount University now charges for parking; for information about fees and payment methods, please visit the LMU parking site.



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